Las Cruces, California

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Las Cruces, California
Las Cruces, California is located in California
Las Cruces, California
Las Cruces, California
Las Cruces, California is located in the United States
Las Cruces, California
Las Cruces, California
Coordinates: 34°30′29″N 120°13′45″W / 34.50806°N 120.22917°W / 34.50806; -120.22917Coordinates: 34°30′29″N 120°13′45″W / 34.50806°N 120.22917°W / 34.50806; -120.22917
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySanta Barbara
Elevation
341 ft (104 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)805 & 820
GNIS feature ID1660894[1]

Las Cruces is an unincorporated community in Santa Barbara County, California.[1] It lies at the split between California State Route 1, which travels north to Lompoc, and U.S. Route 101, which travels north to Buellton. The two routes coincide on the highway to the south through the Gaviota Gorge to the Gaviota Coast. The community lies within area code 805.

Las Cruces is a name derived from Spanish meaning "the crosses".[2] The spot has long been a crossroads for travellers along the Central Coast.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Las Cruces, California
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 182.
  3. ^ McMahon, Marilyn (2021-02-13). "Special school: Vista de Las Cruces project among architect's favorites". Santa Barbara News-Press. Retrieved 2021-02-20.